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- on this "my generation," a new view. meet a doctor who makes house calls on horseback. - service is the highest form of human endeavor, and i'm happy to go out this way, and i'm not stopping because it makes me feel worthy. - plus, expand your horizons by shrinking your house. - the kitchen has the basic kitchen elements. you've got your stovetop and a refrigerator and a toaster oven. i pay in one year what most people pay in one month for heating and gas in general. - and an inspiring body of work guaranteed to change your point of view. - i am a very determined, dedicated, and disciplined lady. that means that i must practice what i preach.
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- "my generation" is made possible by... - the hartford. more information about our programs for drivers 50 and over, including how to find an agent, is available at - and eharmony. love begins here. - the 5star responder by greatcall. - interim healthcare. when it matters most, count on us. - it's time for "my generation." - hi, and thanks for joining us. i'm leeza gibbons. are you ready for a fresh outlook, a change in perspective? if you think you've seen and heard it all, think again. join us as "my generation" takes a new view. remember when doctors made house calls?
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well, that may be a thing of the past for most physicians, but not for the cowboy baby doctor. this doctor will go a long way to make sure his patients get good, quality care. andy field tags along for the ride. - it is a long ride to the bottom of the canyon... but just an everyday house call for ken jackson. when he's not out here, 90 miles from civilization, he's back in kingman, arizona, celebrating birthdays. - baby's already yelling. [baby crying] - when he's out of the operating room... - hey, i got something for you. - oh, look at that! - 6 pounds, 1.5 ounces. - ken is treating patients from their first breath... - see ya. - many million more. - nice seeing you today. thanks for coming. - ken jackson is not your everyday family doctor. - i'll try to do this without using that stick. oh, that's good. go "ahhhh."
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- he doesn't get paid in chickens like the country doc of old, but, you know, he... he is a country doc. - i'm gonna start cadillacking down the road. - he's very open to giving money to patients if they need it. we go to the nursing home. he doesn't get paid for that. one of our little patients said, "i just want dr. jackson to kiss me on the cheek one more time." so we went to the nursing home, and we're trying not to cry, and he's giving her a big kiss, and she smiled, and she passed away a week later, but the family said it meant everything to her because he had been her doctor for so long. - hey. quit it. - ken's really not a cowboy caregiver. he's a board-certified surgeon, a pediatrician, internist, gerontologist, and the rarest physician of all-- the family doctor who not only makes house calls, he does it on horseback, for free, to the isolated havasupai tribe deep in the grand canyon. - i feel like i belong here. i'm almost 63 years old, and i'm grateful that i can still do this.
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the sexy part is going into the grand canyon to see prenatal patients, but the job is really about heart. bingo. - thank you. - ken jackson fell in love with native american tribes after working years on an apache reservation. he even found time between delivering 4,000 babies to write a novel about a doctor and the challenges of frontier care. - there's a danger to it, and there's sort of an edge, and i like that. that danger is, you never really know how something is going to turn out until you've got the delivery done. - ken jackson helps two tribal nations in between his 50-60 hour hospital work weeks. the hualapai tribe is an easier trip than down the canyon-- just an hour down historic route 66. - that last ultrasound that we did on you, the placenta is still a little bit too close to... - the prenatal care critical for low-income women whose infants might not survive without it.
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- oh, we'd be probably in a world of hurting without him. i don't think our tribe would grow to the nation that we're in without his service. - i'm here with dr. jackson and nurse goldie. - each week, ken stops by the reservation radio studio, chatting up his book, answering medical questions, and in his rare off hours, there's the charity work he doesn't talk about, but his friends will. - one of our patients lost a lot of weight. she told him that she was eating dog food because she didn't have money for food, so he just opened up his wallet. - ken just really hasn't forgot what health care is about, and that's what really drives him. it's not the money. it's not the other things. he just likes to take care of people, and he takes pride in that. - ok, carl david, it's your turn. - ken jackson may worry less about medical lawsuits than his colleagues, in large part because he knows and cares for entire families. - when you're a friend with a person and that person makes a mistake, it's a whole lot different. you get personally involved interaction with each other,
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and that's a great thing. he makes a big difference in your health. we come in here not feeling too well. when we leave, we feel pretty good. - ok. all right. ok. bye-bye. - and then there are the hugs and kisses. ken jackson knows there is healing in even the smallest gesture. - every day that she was in the hospital, he would make sure he'd give her a kiss. that's why she comes. she wants a kiss from the doctor. ha ha ha! - yeah. i like his kisses. - all right. - ken jackson wishes more medical students would follow his path, treating patients from toddler to twilight. but his assistant says ken's example may be changing some medical students' minds. - we've had several that say, "i was going to go "into whatever, but i've decided to do family practice "because this is what i wanted, this is why i went into medicine." [baby crying] - minutes-old dominic bailes nearly didn't see this birthday.
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a car accident crippled his mom. other doctors told her to terminate the pregnancy for her own health, but ken jackson found a way for her to deliver dominic safely. - they told me that my baby would be fine, and if it wasn't for them, i probably wouldn't have him right now. - whether it's the clinic, crisis, or canyon care, ken jackson has found his own trail, one he says he only plans to leave when he draws his own last breath. - howdy, howdy. when it's 6:00 at night, and i'm home and i'm sort of worn out from the day, i'm a lot happier if i was at work that day than if i'd been sitting around at home doing nothing. i'll be 63 in may, and i'm not stopping because it makes me feel worthy because service is the highest form of human endeavor, and i'm happy to go out this way. - in the grand canyon, i'm andy field for "my generation."
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- just how remote is that native american village dr. jackson visits? well, the supai reservation is one of the last places in the usa that the postal service makes deliveries to by mule. for more information about dr. jackson, visit our website. you'll find us at - later, yard sale haggling how-tos from the ultimate cheap$kate. - what say i give you 10? - we discovered the next really big idea is small. - remember when bigger was considered better? from mcmansions to suv's to big-screen tv's, we live in the era of supersizing. but things are changing. - so this is what i like to call the great room, just off the porch, and got a lot of storage in this house
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per square foot. need to have some stuff. - call it the next little thing. - the kitchen has the basic kitchen elements. you got your stovetop and a refrigerator and a toaster oven. - this is where jay shafer calls home-- an 89-square-foot custom-built cedar cabin topped with a cathedral ceiling. by all estimates, it's a normal house, with a sitting area, kitchen, a bathroom that also acts as a shower, and a sleeping loft. the difference? this home is on wheels. - i jokingly refer to myself as trailer trash, but i'm proud of that because it just seems like a very smart way to live. - he heats his home with propane tanks, has a composting toilet, and uses a gravity-fed watering system. for shafer, it's both functional and efficient. - i pay in one year what most people pay in one month for heating and gas in general.
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- shafer always felt like he was living with more space than he needed, so he designed this home to have only the essentials. his passion for living simply has spawned into his own business called the tumbleweed tiny house company, where he now sells plans and builds houses of varying sizes, from 50 to 500 square feet. - there seems to be something almost primitive, like some sort of inner human quality that does appreciate simplicity and the idea of living very simply. maybe that's why people are attracted to the house. - hi. - hey. - i'm jay. - pleased to meet you. - convincing people their home should be about quality and not quantity is the reason shafer opens his doors to the public twice a month. - it feels so much like a real house. - i like to think of it as a real house. as long as your house contains only what you need, then it is luxurious. - shafer recognizes tiny houses aren't for everyone. he recently became a father,
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so he built a sprawling 500-square-foot home next door, naming it his wife's house, although he frequently retreats back to his tiny home whenever he can. this idea of simple living has created an industry of tiny house fanatics, from blogs to associations to start-up companies. the tiny houses are being used as primary residences, offices, backyard retreats, in-law units, or vacation homes. not far from shafer is little house on the trailer. owner stephen marshall designs tiny houses on wheels for those looking for an easier, more affordable, and sustainable way of life. he calls his homes "solutions for living." - i'm noticing a lot of people come and say, "this is so cute," and it sparks people's imagination and it turns the experience of the living space into one that's actually fun, as opposed to monumental.
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- his houses range from 120 to 400 square feet and sell from $20,000 to $80,000. marshall's passion for smaller homes started in college. he later went into the construction business, but the housing bust forced him to see another opportunity. - we should have a couple of strategies in place-- you know, one with a lift or one with a ramp. - catering to his clients over 50, marshall is now designing little houses with specific needs in mind-- wider door widths and passages, larger bathrooms, and easier access in kitchens. - a lot of them want to remain independent. a lot of people want to remain right where they are-- they don't want to move-- but having a separate little house affords everyone the privacy that they need. - privacy is what wolfgang dilger got when he moved into his tiny home.
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- welcome to my little house. - after divorcing, he moved into the guest house next door to his daughters. - over here is a bathroom with a walk-in shower, tile shower, a normal sink and a toilet. - at 180 square feet, dilger says his hut provides him with the best of both worlds-- being able to stay in the neighborhood he loves while only being steps away from his kids. - if i wouldn't have the little trailer house, i would have to come up with another solution to be able to stay here. - moving also forced dilger to downsize. - you can find out very quickly that you don't need a lot. it's a lot easier to go through life not having to contain and maintain a lot of things. - michael litchfield, a former ad executive now author, left the bustling big city 5 years ago for the slower pace of the california coast. like most americans,
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litchfield defined himself by the things he owned, but soon realized it wasn't satisfying. - i think americans are really trying to figure out who they are. they've tried different means. they've tried buying lots of stuff and living in big empty boxes, and it didn't really cut it. - in his book "in-laws, outlaws, and granny flats," litchfield describes the many uses and benefits of tiny houses. - people choose to live in granny units because they can actually be closer to their grandchildren or their kids or whatever. it really is a nice way-- in fact, it's one of the most heartening aspects of it. - well, hello there. - 7 years ago, billie mckigg decided to live closer to her daughter's family. for her, closer meant right in their back yard. - when they need me, they call me, or if i need them for an emergency or something, i call them. but we have rules where, you know, i don't run over and drop in anytime i want to.
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- her 550-square-foot cottage is permanent, so it took one year and 21 permits to get approval for construction, but at $290,000, billie finds the easy maintenance a huge bonus, considering she came from a 2,000-square-foot home. - i have plenty of room for my pots and pans. - she calls this home her penthouse, only smaller. - i miss nothing about a big house. - but living small doesn't mean she can't entertain big. she hosts friends weekly, once throwing a party for 12. [women laughing] - well, you know what a small place does. you sit, and you have to talk to each other. two can't talk to each other. it has to be all of you into the conversation. if you're in a larger room, you're going to talk to the person next to you. here's a toast. cheers. - here's to billie! - these americans, now living large with less, redefining their american dream
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and recognizing that size doesn't matter after all. - tumbleweed homes take between 500 and 800 hours to build and cost approximately $200 per square foot. if you'd like to open the door to alternative housing, just visit our website at - i try to add humor to my life. - i'm frank. i tell my friends exactly how i feel, and i try not to do it in a mean manner. - i make a real sincere effort not to judge other people and to try to learn from everyone. - ever wonder what to do with your stuff you no longer want? well, the ultimate cheap$kate has a new view of old stuff. here's jeff yeager.
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- just like with real estate, the key to yard sale shopping is location, location, location. try upscale neighborhoods for quality merchandise at bargain prices or family neighborhoods when you're shopping for the kids. [alarm clock rings] ose. experienced yard salers know that timing is everything. figure out what sales you want to hit the night before, and then show up first thing in the morning, when they open, or maybe even a few minutes early. and don't forget to bring your own tote bag in case you find more treasures than you can handle. for more tips, i decided to go directly to the queen herself-- the queen of yard sales, that is--chris heiska. - uh, yeah. i'll take a dollar for it. - great. thank you. - tell me about haggling. is that ok? - don't be afraid to haggle. if something is marked $15, you could offer them 10. the worst they could say is no or counter-offer. - thank you. - you're welcome. - man, this is the apple of the cheap$kate's eye. - yeah, but he's one-of-a-kind. - one of a kind? - yes, sirree. - he'd look great on my mantle.
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it's marked at $15. what say i give you 10? - ooh, i don't know if i could sell him for 10. - hey, look, i have a hamilton with your name on it right here. - i got to have 12. - 12? - that's the lowest i can go. - let me think about it. - ok. you'll be sorry. - strikeout! but here's another tip from my friend the yard sale queen. if you find an item that you're interested in but you can't get it for the right price, be sure to leave your name and telephone number for the owner. sometimes when the sale is over, he'll be more than happy to accept your offer... unless he sold your item to somebody else. here you go. - thank you. i might call you. - shopping at yard sales is not just a great way to save money, but it's the eco-friendly way to shop. you're helping to keep good stuff out of the landfill. hey, is that another yard sale i see up ahead? for "my generation," i'm jeff yeager, the ultimate cheap$kate, reminding you to stay cheap. - have a comment or suggestion? we'd like to hear from you. send an email to...
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- if you're in need of inspiration, here's a woman whose body of work both defies and redefines staying fit for life. diane roberts has our story. - flex, flex. yes. work it. - working out, pumping iron, burning calories to stay fit-- that's the life of ernestine shepherd. this woman with a peaceful spirit spends every day sculpting her body or helping others sculpt theirs. - grab the handle. - she's a personal trainer. - get those lower abs! looking good. - she's a fitness instructor. she runs every day to keep her physique flattering.
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do you run races? - yes, i do. i've done 8-- no, 9 marathons. - you've only been running for 4 years. - that's right. - ernestine--just about everybody calls her ernie-- has a credo for life. - i am a very determined, dedicated, and disciplined lady. that means that i must practice what i preach. 4 and 5. - the class loves this mother and grandmother, despite the torture she puts them through, because she does it with a delightful disposition. - it should be burning. if it's not, you didn't do it. - her positive attitude, how she's driven. she's motivated. she gets you excited--into the class. - it just shows me that age is nothing but a number. you can be 100 years old and pretty much do the same thing, and that's what i see when i see her. - ok. you ready? - mm-hmm.
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- 30 seconds, ok? on 3. go. - ernie trains weekly with yohnnie shambourger, a gym owner and former mr. universe who organizes body-building competitions. that's how he met ernie. - i noticed this attractive lady walking around at my show, with this very long ponytail, and i said, "miss, would you mind coming onstage and passing out trophies?" - he asked me to present trophies, and boy, did i like the idea of being onstage. - she walked up to me and said, "you know, there's one thing i always wanted to do-- stand onstage and compete as a body-builder." - i said, "am i too old? because i'm 71 years old." - and it took me by surprise because, i said, "i thought you were a body-builder--" you know, like a retired body-builder watching the show. - you heard right. ernie started all of this when she was 71. her dedication, determination, and discipline come from a place of despair-- the loss of her sister, mildred blackwell, called velvet.
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the ladies wanted to improve their bodies and went from aerobics to weight-lifting while in their mid-50s. velvet had higher aspirations. - she said we were going to be in the guinness "book of world records"--ha ha ha!-- as two senior ladies who really got their bodies in shape and they were able to inspire and motivate others to be fit. - but they never reached that goal together. velvet passed away. - when she died, i... just lost everything. i didn't know what to do. i was just miserable. - push it, push it, push it. good. - what ernie did was turn pain into purpose and return to the gym after two decades away. - ladies and gentlemen, let's bring on ernestine shepherd. [music playing] [applause and cheering] - she entered her first body-building competition after just 7 months of intense work.
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[applause] - one of the guys backstage said, "showtime." when i heard the music playing, hmm! i forgot all about being nervous and shy. i went out there and strutted my stuff. i didn't even want to get off the stage, i was having so much fun. - she placed first right out of the gate. her discipline continued, with strict attention to diet. - i prepare her meals. - her husband collin shepherd, or shep, is in charge of all her meals. - well, i'm looking for proteins for her and food that will give her strength and energy. - she also receives energy from thoughts of her sister and velvet's idea to make it into the record books. ernie was showcased in a guinness world records made-for-tv event in italy in 2010.
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- when i traveled to rome, i had my sister's thoughts in mind. i said, "we made it." and we did, because if she hadn't put that in my head, i probably never would have done it. [applause and cheering] and the experience--wow! just on that stage with those big it was great. - at age 73, she became the world's oldest female body-builder. she continues to share her message with those who will listen. - if there were ever an anti-aging pill, we would have to say it's exercise. we know we can get fit because we are determined, dedicated, and disciplined to be fit.
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and i love you very, very much and can't wait to see you until friday. - for "my generation..." - love you! - i'm diane roberts. - to stay super fit, ernestine eats 1,700 calories a day mostly comprised of chicken, vegetables, and a glass of egg whites, and you had me until that. for more information about any of the people you've seen on our program today, or if you just want to drop by and visit us at any time, you'll find us at our website and for all of us at "my generation," i'm leeza gibbons. thanks for watching. - what king did, and all the others who were with king-- we just can't talk about king alone-- what king did was hold a mirror up in the face of america and say, "this is who we are. this is who we are." - ♪ jesus built a bridge to heaven a mighty, mighty bridge to heaven jesus built a bridge to heaven with three nails and two cross-ties ♪
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- "my generation" is a production of aarp in association with maryland public television. - "my generation" is made possible by... - the hartford. more information about our programs for drivers 50 and over, including how to find an agent, is available at - and eharmony. love begins here. - the 5star responder by greatcall. - interim healthcare. when it matters most, count on us. - to purchase a dvd of "my generation," call 800.873.6154, or order online at please include the show number.
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- on thi"my generaon," raquel welch ponders people's pin-up perceptions. - i would really like, at this point in my life, just to be who i am, just tell about my ideas, my attitudes towards being a woman, about how my early stardom was really built as a single mother who was struggling. - plus... - how you doin' there? - pro wrestler mick foley takes on a new opponent. - i like to think of my life as something of a paradox-- something that wouldn't seem to make sense at first, but upon closer examination makes perfect sense. - and hall-of-famer dan marino's game-changing decision. - i had a friend--he always says, "it's tlr-- "time left remaining. make the most of it." the time you have left remaining on earth... to be positive and try to make an impact in a positive way.
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there we go! ha ha! - go! - "my generation" is made possible by... - the hartford. more information about our programs for drivers 50 and over, including how to find an agent, is available at - for you... or someone you love, for care in the home, we're here. interim healthcare. when it matters most, count on us. - the 5star responder by greatcall. one touch lets you speak with trained agents who will identify you and your location and get you the help you need. - and eharmony. love begins here.
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- hi. it's nice to have you with us. i'm leeza gibbons. have you ever taken the time to really think about who you are and what makes you tick? learning to appreciate the things that make you special can give you the confidence to share your authentic self with others. that's why it's so remarkable to hear the stories of the people you're about to meet. they speak candidly and really expose their true selves. join us as "my generation" takes a look at the real you. actress raquelelch has an image to uphold, but there's much more to this sexy icon than just her va-va-voom veneer. gaby goddard sat down withaqueto find out what makes her such a well-rounded woman. - she was the dream girl for boys of all ages during the seventies, and she's still turning heads today. tell me a little bit about how it feels to age the way you're aging-- beautifully, healthfully,
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you know, in front of cameras, publicly. how are you doing it? - well, it takes an awful lot of work, i have to tell you, but this is my job. you know, a lot of women, i think, might have retirea long time ago, but i have found that i really enjoy all of the entreprenrial oppounities that are there for me. - among them, the release of her memoi "raquel: beyond the cleavage." it became a ew york times" bestseller. - i try to cover all the girly talk things that all girls talk about. you know, there's all the beauty tips and everything. and then there's the diet, and then there's the exercise, and there's so many areas that women are concentrating on in oer to be the kind of woman that they want to be. - but the woman she wanted to be has been a struggle. raquel's sex symbol image was sealed with the release of the film "one million years b.c." and its best-selling pin-up poster,
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but she has tried for years to create a different image. - i would really like, at this point in my life, just to be who i am, just tell about my ideas, my attitudes towards being a woman, about how my early stardom was really built as a single mother who was struggling, you know, to raise my children and also to break into a very difficult business and how unusual that was for me, and how sometimes those kind of disadvantages really turn out to be a blessing in disguise because what they do is make you focus, and they also really get your priorities right. - born to a bolivian father and his american wife, jo raquel tejada was a high-school beauty queen. at 18, she left college to marry her high-school sweetheart and the first of her four husbands.
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- i was madly in love with him. i could not be deterred. i could not be told any-- - you tell in your book that you knew this was the man you would have your children with. - the first second i saw him, i said, "that is the man i'm going to have babies with." i can just see them. and you know, they turned out just like that. they look a little like me, a little like him. i have a son damon and a daughter tahnee. and gosh, we made beautiful kids! - after the marriage ended, raquel ventured to hollywood with two kids in tow. her beauty and talent opened the door to a career of more than 45 films and later on to theater and television. what are the things you regret from that time in your life, the challenges as a single mom? - [sighs] that is a hard one. that's the really hardest one, probably. um... do you know, i think that you have to tell yourself at one point that you're not going to have it all, that there is a price to pay, and it hurts the kids. and it's one of those things that you spend the rest of your life trying to fix in some way,
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trying to compensate for. - the last photography that you share with us in your book is a gorgeous photo of you, i think you mentioned as the day that you were married for the third time, and you're sharing some of the flowers in your bouquet with your mother. i just think that a lot about this book has to do and comes through because of your relationship with your mother. - i do, too. - it's a beautiful photo. why did you choose that photo to close? do you owe her who you are? - i owe both my parents who i am. but you know, as a woman, she taught me so many things and she kept me out of so much trouble when she wasn't even there, because i always had the echo of what she used to tell me as a young girl, and it stayed with me. when i was in europe, when i was making movies, when all kinds of drugs and crazy sex and all this stuff was going on, and i would just think, "what would my mother say?" and i'd think, "mmm, don't think this is for me."
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- recognition of her talent as a serious actress came in 1973, when she won the golden globe for her performance on "the three musketeers." in 1981, she won critical acclaim for her work on broadway in "woman of the year." but it was not until 2002 that welch explored her latina roots in the pbs drama series "american family." raquel, when did you start going back and trying to reconnect with your hispanic roots that really were not totally introduced to you as a child? - well, you know, i always really felt quite... quite a bit like a latina, you know, i really did because my father was latin. and even though he never spoke spanish in our home, he was just so latin in his demeanor, you know, and his attitude and his kind of pride and all of these things. i am really latina, because in my heart, you know, there's a lot of passion, a lot of sensitivity, my hot-bloodedness.
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and so, in my soul, i'm very positive, you know, that i am raquelita tejada welch-- - that's wonderful. - and i always will be. - in 1998, raquel developed a line of wigs and hair extensions for hair you wear. since 2004, and inspired by her sister's battle with ovarian cancer, raquel and hair you wear have donated more than $1 million worth of wigs annually to the american cancer society. - if they have, when they're losing their hair, a wig to put on to go out into the world and not feel like an oddball, not feel like they're the center of attention, and also to feel better about themselves, then they don't have to look in the mirror anymore and think, "oh, my hair. the cancer is winning." - single again, raquel is spending more time with friends and family. getting older has given her the freedom to be
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who she really wants to be. - that's the good thing about getting a little older. you really do start to look at things and make a different assessment, and i think that that's such a valuable, important, and satisfying thing to look forward to. and i think that getting older is not all that bad, really. - now, before hitting it big in hollywood, raquel tells us she was a television weather girl, a model for neiman marcus, and a cocktail hostess. that got her off to a pretty great start. we've got more information on raquel welch on our website. you'll find it at - later, nfl legend dan marino scores big on sensitivity. - i wanna be around for my kids, and i wanna be around to be a part of other people's lives. - pro wrestling champ mick foley grappled with some pretty rough characters in the ring.
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now he's using his time, talent, and just about anything else he can get his hands on to advocate for victims who may have trouble fighting for themselves. john crane goes one round with the gentle giant. - wrestling's living legend... ladies and gentlemen... - as one of wrestling's top stars in the 1990s, mick foley was known for taking risks. - ...and killed it! - his willingness to do almost anything to entertain fans made him a 3-time world champion under the name mankind, an appropriate moniker for a big man with a huge heart. - come here. i gotta give you a hugger bugger. - semi-retired from wrestling for the past decade to spend more time with his 4 children back home in long island... - good one, babes. there you go. that was pretty good.
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- as well as to rest his broken body... - ah, just hurt my knee. - foley has also used the time to boost the morale of our soldiers overseas, fund childhood education centers in sierra leone, the philippines, and mexico, author two best-selling books, and now he's attempting a career as a stand-up comedian. - how many of you were here last time? just raise your hands. well, not too many. all right. obviously, we made those people happy, right? [laughter] - with the occasional bad joke aside, mick is once again doing good, sharing the proceeds from his comedy shows with charities. where does the impulse come for you to reinvent yourself? that's what you're doing here. i don't think of it as reinvention. i think of it as natural extensions. - so, in more than 30 years... i've covered every kind of story there is. - right. - i've never covered anybody like you. - is that a compliment? - ha ha ha!
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what do you think? - yeah, it sounds like it could be a compliment. i appreciate it. i like to think of my life as something of a paradox-- something that wouldn't seem to make sense at first, but upon closer examination makes perfect sense. and that's the way i feel about my relationship with rainn. - rainn is the rape, abuse & incest national network, the largest sexual abuse support organization in the nation, and mick foley may be its largest volunteer. - he set a goal of raising $10,000. he blew by that within the first 48 hours, so he upped the goal, then he upped the goal again. he upped the goal about 7 or 8 more times. and then he decided that still wasn't enough. so he went into his closet, he pulled out his memorabilia, some of the shirts he had worn in his most famous matches, and he decided he was gonna auction all that stuff, too. - on many days, mick can be found all alone at home in front of a laptop, counseling rape survivors online. a song by tori amos, one of mick's favorite performers,
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was his inspiration. she's a rape survivor and co-founded rainn. you're a celebrity. a lot of celebrities will lend their name... - yeah. - or even write a check. - right. - you do so much more. what's up with that? - the simple phrase "walking the walk." - how much of this was, "i am a wrestler, i'm identified with male violence"? is that a big piece? - i don't know if that was ever a conscious feeling at first. i get strong feelings, and then i wait for them to go away, and if they don't go away, i go with it. i can't ever have the insight into this issue that a survivor would, but i can approach helping survivors of sexual violence largely through what i've learned on the road over 25 years. [slam] - aah! - let's see you come back. - ohh!
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- let's see the heels get a little heat, ok? - so, mick also counsels aspiring wrestlers... - you can add a little duck or something and... - along with another pro wrestling star sean waltman. - a blind eye was turned to a lot of really bad things happening in wrestling. - and like sean alluded to, i guess it was prevalent enough that people didn't realize that drugging somebody with the specific intention of raping them, making them less resistant to advances, i mean, as a father-- - yeah. - sean waltman knows all too well, because he was sexually abused as a child. - i've also had to live with the fact that i went several years without telling anybody, and potentially other children were exposed because i didn't say anything. so, there's a lot of guilt and shame involved in carrying that around, too, you know. - if i hear anybody messing around with roofinals or other date-rape drugs, including alcohol, with the intent of lowering somebody's inhibitions
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to where they can't make a rational decision, i will make sure that that person doesn't get booked. i'll do everything in my power. - understandably, sean has deep admiration for what mick is doing. - mick's one of the people that makes us still have faith in human beings in this day and age, you know, as cliche as that all just sounded. i mean, i see the guy, and i smile, because there's still good on the earth, you know. ha ha ha! - just ask dan molthey. - how you doin' there? wait, this is dan? - yeah. - how you doin', buddy? - good. - it's really good to see you. - you, too. - dan and his family came to the comedy show to support mick. they met years ago at a fundraiser when dan was being treated for leukemia. mick followed up by visiting him at home to watch wrestling on tv. - it was really fun. my friends came over. had a really good time. - we actually hung out in the living room with all the kids with their potato chips and pretzels or whatever, and they all watched the wrestling show. - on the other side, there's-- [crack]
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[cheering and applause] good god! good god! that's it. he's dead. - so, this world-famous wrestler, known for going the extra mile in the ring keeps putting himself on the line in new arenas, taking other kinds of risks, and going for it to help others. - my wife brought home a dog called pom pom, and another lady tried to buy it off us claiming that it inhabited the spirit of her dead pomeranian. god, do i wish we'd given that dog away. [audience chuckling] - there seems to be a bigger message here, about not limiting oneself in life. - if somebody wants to take something from this, it should not be "let me try that move in the ropes in germany where mick lost his ear." but certainly, get out there and test your limits and understand that people are usually capable of far more than they give themselves credit for. so, dan, think i did ok out here tonight, raising a lot of money? [cheering] - mick foley, ladies and gentlemen! mick foley! all right! - thank you.
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appreciate it. [applause continues] - for "my generation," i'm john crane. - mick's dedication never stops. he donated half the money he received from his third memoir, "countdown to lockdown," to the rainn organization. the other half? that went to victims of sexual abuse in sierra leone. - be a part of the conversation. send an e-mail to or like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. - hall-of-famer dan marino may not be calling plays in the huddle anymore, but he's still leading by example and scoring big when it counts.
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[whistle blows] - good for 23 yards. - you may know dan marino for all of his gridiron-related accomplishments, but there's more to the nfl great than meets the eye. not too long ago a little too much more. - join dan marino and nearly a million other men who've gotten dramatic results. - as other former athletes lose their form, now marino's committed to keeping his. - i played 17 years in the league, and i think we all let ourselves go at some point, and i did, too. and i think it's making that commitment, understanding that we all can put on a few pounds here and there. you know, it happened to me, and now, you know, i might not be always committed, but i'm out there doing something. i'm active every day. - right here. tabletop. - to keep that form, marino works out regularly with a trainer at his florida home. marino says once he got off the couch and into a routine,
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he helped himself mind, body, and soul. - whew! when you're healthy, you feel better about yourself mentally. you look in a mirror, you can smile and say, "hey, you know i'm looking good. i feel good about myself." and it's also great emotionally. i mean, if you're working out, you're gonna feel better about yourself. you're gonna smile. you're gonna have a better attitude about anything you're doing. - yeah, he's really enjoying it. ha ha! right there. - marino's attitude toward being healthy is motivated by loss. within an 18-month period, 5 former teammates and others in the football fraternity died of complications from obesity. - there's been some sad stories for a lot of guys, you know. teammates of mine have passed away. you know, they just let theirself go. i'm sure there's a lot of people that--just out there, you know, families that have guys that might not be athletes that have had these issues where they've lost loved ones. you know, it's sad to see, but you gotta take care of your body
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and make sure you're making that commitment. at least check and see if you're doing the right things. - doing things right means marino has a post-game strategy, partnering exercise with a healthy diet. - because i want to be around for my kids and i wanna be around to be a part of other people's lives and your loved ones. but also, i think it's having that positive mental attitude and wanting to make a good impact on people's lives. i had a friend--he always says, "it's tlr-- "time left remaining. make the most of it," which is i think a pretty cool statement. no matter how old you are is... the time you have left remaining on earth to be positive and try to make an impact in a positive way. - daniel constantine marino, jr. was born september 15, 1961, the eldest child of daniel, a working-class father,
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and veronica, a school crossing guard mother. the pittsburgh native showed bits of athletic prowess at a young age. he played baseball and football at central catholic high school. he won "parade" all-american honors for his gridiron work. marino was a football star at the university of pittsburgh, too, leading his team to victory in 3 of the 4 national bowl games in which the panthers appeared. and he was good enough in baseball that he was drafted by the kansas city royals in 1979. but marino made his mark on the football field, drafted in 1983 by the miami dolphins and playing his entire career for them until 1999. his greatest accomplishment on the field? induction into football's hall of fame in 2005, a moment that was a special family affair between sons and fathers. - in the same way that my grandfather is my father's hero, my father has always been my hero.
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- dad, you're my hero, dad. you're my role model. you're the best coach i've ever had. you taught me how to throw a football. you taught me about hard work and how to be positive. i guess in my personal life is just being a family man, being a father and raising kids and trying to do it in a good way. and i think my kids are pretty good kids so far. so, you know, knock on wood, so i'll knock on wood. ha ha ha! - this former signal caller calls the shots at home. as the father of 6 children, he and his wife claire are proud parents to daniel, michael, joseph, alexandra, lia, and niki. parenting took on a whole new meaning when their second child, michael, was diagnosed with autism in 1992. that diagnosis inspired them to get their son the help he needed and in the process to help others just like him. - the special speech therapy rooms are--
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- yeah. - the rooms there, yeah. - they created the dan marino foundation. in 20 years' time, they raised more than $22 million for research, services, and treatment programs to help children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. - what's up, buddy? - in 1998, the dan marino center at miami children's hospital opened, a warm welcome to families of children with autism. - perfect! - here, the children are able to be themselves, learn through therapy, and grow through interaction. no judgment, no misunderstanding public, no labels. - one more this way. ready? there's a lot of things that i'm doing now mportant-- working with my foundation, things i do with kids with developmental disabilities. i think i'm making a great impact there, and i really want to continue to do that and help others that way. - there we go. ha ha! - good job! - dan marino vows to spend the second chapter of his life
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sharing, caring, and staying fit and thinks you should do the same, no matter how old you are. - it's not about an age. i think 50 is a number. and it's about what you feel in your life you want to accomplish. there's a lot of people that start new businesses, that start new things, or maybe it's volunteering, whatever it may be at 50 plus or even before 50, so it's about reinventing your life. what do you want to do to make a positive impact in society, in your life, and in your family's life? it's really not about that number. it's about the mental attitude. - marino's mental attitude has served him well, helping make him a legend who's leaving a meaningful legacy. for "my generation," i'm diane roberts. - now, dan says that his dad was simply the best coach he ever had. his father would send him notes on all of his plays,
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and he saved every one of them. if you want more information about any of the people you've seen on our show, or if you just want to join us at any time, visit our website at and for all of us here at "my generation," i'm leeza gibbons. thanks for watching. - who doesn't dream of walking away from everything they have for something new, something simpler? matt hogan did it, and that's why nowadays you can find him zipping over a rain forest that he actually owns, he and his wife erica. - mwah! - truly a case of less is more. - all right. - "my generation" is a production of aarp in association with maryland public television. - "my generation" is made possible by... - the hartford. more information about our programs for drivers 50 and over, including how to find an agent, is available at
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